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Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> i am lowell melser live in ocean city, maryland. i will have details coming up in a live report. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news. live, local, late breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00. >> our big story tonight is the preparation for and status of hurricane sandy. >> thousands are being told to evacuate. >> airlines have canceled more than 5000 flights as it moves north. we have lied team coverage. first, we throw it over to tom tasselmyer. he has been tracking the storm for day. >> it is still a ways off but already impacting our whether. it is well over 300 miles to the south of ocean city. we have been dealing with showers on the eastern shore down to north carolina. even though it is hundreds of miles away, it is already influencing our weather. we have the front off to the west. then we have the bands coming in from the east. the two will combine to with the maryland-pennsylvania line. where they come together, snady is expected to become stronger. the storm is only going to get worse as it makes it approach. for more on the expected track, let's go to john collins at the
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> the orioles hope to extend their posts in magic. lowell melser joins us live outside yankee stadium with orioles fans who made the trip up north. we were just saying how this has become the signature of the orioles, these long games. >> right into the postseason. nine innings will not do, they have gone to extra innings again at yankee stadium. we cannot show you the highlights was a game in extra innings, but right now and the bottom of the 10th, tied at 1, mark teixeira just walz. the yankees have won run on. another remarkable night tonight at yankee stadium, to bring us to the bottom of the 10th, tied at one. i will see a little later in sports. >> 13 coverage continues with lowell melser rejoins us -- our team coverage continues. >> some very tense moments throughout the evening here at yankee stadium. the orioles had the lead 1-0 and the yankees tied it up, 1-1. i am looking at the scoreboard behind me, bottom of the 10th with two outs. we got a chance to watch the orioles during batting practice earlier. a number of orioles fans came under to support the team. we have been ta
Oct 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
caldwell. police are in owings mills high school following reports of a person with a gun. lowell melser joins us outside the high school with the latest. >> police tell us that they were called to the school around 10:00 this morning, owings mills high school, for a call about someone with a gun. when it they are rife, they found that a student brought an air soft bb gun inside the school and was showing off to other students. they believe no threats were made in this case. the student was taken into custody and students at the school who don't feel comfortable staying can leave if their parents are willing to come pick them up. that is the latest we know right now. we are talking to school officials as well as the police to find out details. the school was placed on temporary lockdown while the situation was dealt with. again, all clear at the school. students are free to leave if their parents are willing to pick them up. in owings mills, i am lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> president barack obama hopes for a second chance to make a good first debate impression. he will face off ag
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
funding. to talk about it. prop 30 is ken tray, lowell high school teacher and howard epstein the vice chair of communications for the san francisco republican party. he is against proposition 30. ken, let me start with you, i wanted to know more about it. why should people vote yes on this? >> unfortunately california is 47th for people spending in the nation. it's time to step up and support our kids. we need to lower class size. we need to hire the best and brightest college grads. that is what prop 30 does. it will bring in needed funds to prevent loss of programs at lowell high school we have a library and computer labs. we have a sports program. we have a great theater program. our kids deserve that. they deserve a world class education. they deserve an education that will prepare them for the high-tech world that they are facing. we can do no less than pass prop 30. 47th in 9 nation. our kids deserve better. >> cheryl: let me talk to you about this. why should people vote no. nobody disagrees that they need more but you don't like this one? >> remember, california spend immense
Oct 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
a gun. lowell melser or as the outcome of that situation. >> police say they have a 17- year-old male student from owings mills high school in custody. police say he brought a be be done on to the school campus. -- he brought a bb gun to school. some parents are upset because they said the school never told them about the incident. tense moments at around 10:00 a.m. after baltimore county officers were sent to the school after a call that a student had some sort of weapon. >> the student is all the other person with a gun did exactly what we would want them to do. he reported it very broadly to the school administrators. they then did exactly what they were supposed to do. they locked down the school and contacted the police immediately by calling 911. >> a concern parent was about to enter the school to pick up her sick child when police arrived. >> two or three dozen of them got out with rivals, and i lost it. i was no good after that. they rushed into the school and brought someone out in handcuffs. >> students described it as very frightening. >> we heard over the announcement tha
Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
accused of beating a university of maryland college park student lies in the hands of the jury. lowell melser joins us live from upper marlborough with more on the proceedings. >> closing arguments to much of the day. the jury got the case around 3:00 this afternoon. they have been deliberating for about three hours. the jury has made two requests. the most important being to see the videotape of the beating. reginald baker and james harrison are the two officers facing second-degree assault and misconduct charges. they're waiting on the verdict. the case narrowly avoided a mistral after it was revealed the judge was previously married to a p.g. county officer convicted of using excessive force. they are accused of abusing their power when they beat the university of maryland student during a riot situation on march 3 of 2010. the incident was caught on video from a student in a nearby apartment building. throughout the trial, both men took the witness stand to tell their side of the story claiming mckenna was the aggressor and startled a mounted horse. batons. him with their the attor
Oct 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
for the approaching storm. >> i am lowell melser in ocean city. >> welcome back to the extended edition of the news at 6:00. >> thousands are being told to evacuate coastal areas of delaware, new jersey, connecticut, and other areas. cancelednes have k more than 5000 flights. tom tasselmyer has been tracking the storm all day and the past several days. >> it seems to be behaving the way the models indicated. the critical part will be tonight into tomorrow morning. that is when the storm is expected to return. it is still 270 miles south of cape hatteras. it makes the turn toward us. we will be watching for the band to the northwest. we have two weather elements. we have the front to the west. there is cold air behind it. the radar is starting to show some paint indicating snow. the cold air is dropping in. the hurricane is approaching from the south and east. that is expected to hit the coast tomorrow afternoon. when the two elements combine, sandy will not be a hurricane. it will be an even stronger nor'easter coming in from the east of the ocean into our area. for more on that, let's go to joan c
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
here in maryland. barry simms is live in annapolis, lowell melser joins us from ocean city. per se we are going out to skyteam 11 and captain roy taylor. >> we had a chance to travel down to the eastern shore and will travel to check out the maryland-delaware line. what caught our attention is, that had national guard trucks blocking the entrance into delaware. we were able to figure out why a very short period to the left side of the coastal highway, you could not tell the difference between the streets and the canals, because they are so much water. cars, boats that had been misplaced or whatever from the tidal surge in that area, and going all the way up into bethany it was the same thing. but at bethany, on the west side of coastal highway, a lot of those homes had severe water damage in that area. we are born to switch down towards ocean city right now. when we first got to ocean city, one of the first things that we noticed was the pier, that fishing gear that was down in the area of the inlet. >> we did see video a little earlier. that was amazing. >> let's go to lowell melser
Oct 21, 2012 1:00pm EDT
of effect does hear back a ways with elizabeth dole. elizabeth lowell came here to speak, was not well break by her staff. first of all, she didn't realize was a conference where civilian students are whole speech was aimed who were there appeared to shoot an of talked over the heads of the people who are asking the questions from the floor. and then she misinterpreted the question. she'd been very good, by the way, when she spoke at the republican convention. she was seen as a person who could wander around the audience and had the media in her hand. she's a very stiff kind of beach. someone asked her a question about whether she would send her son to bosnia. she was going to bosnia a few weeks later to look a what was going on in their foreign policy position. but she took it as a personal question. you can almost see interface the regrets that she and bob dole have never had a child. she said we've never had children. i really can't answer that. it was really an abstract question. the next day the media said she's not ready for the campaign trail because she's not talking like a candidate
Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. 85,000 without power right now. we have gotten some interesting facebook comments. lwoell -- lowell is fine, and his photographer is fine. some folks just lost power. all is well in carroll county. at least in that particular neighborhood. a big dust in owings mills. fingers are crossed there. very windy in northeast baltimore. there is a stronger wind gusts in catonsville. another viewer sent us a picture of a very flooded backyard in the hillside road area, so that is the situation as we speak. clearly as the storm ships, so does the power outage story. if you thought maybe you would escape this one, i think we will all be feeling this one in the next hours when it comes to power. >> i remember when they said that. >> it was a wincing. >> it could certainly happen. >> early in the afternoon before the wind started picking up, they were able to restore power to about 26,000 homes. that was amazing. >> and right now, we will go to david collins in queen anne's county. route 50 is deserted. standing water will keep you from passing. the volume of calls is increasing. it varies in int
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is on . we begin team coverage with lowell melser. >> but let's start with breaking news in balding yankees manager joe girardi? >> that is correct. his father jerry passed away on saturday after a long battle with dementia and alzheimer's. he chose not to tell anybody about this. he was hoping to wait until monday, which he was assuming would be an off day to bury his father, and he would not missed the workout. he only told a very few people close to him. his father passed away and he has been keeping that with him since saturday. as far as the orioles are concerned, a very different thing to deal with. the orioles absolutely have to win, and coming back after a crushing defeat -- that is the biggest challenge of the season without question. >> the orioles recipe of good pitching -- get a lead late and never let go. that only prove to be the stage dressing for raul ibanez's greatest at-bat in post-season history. >> we have to put the slots behind as. you cannot dwell on these things. we know we should have won this game. it got away from us. there is no turning back. we have the same att
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. lowell melser has more. >> the defense attorneys were able to get the judge to drop the most serious charge of first-degree assault, this as one of the two officers took the stand in his own defense. >> the judge did dismiss the most serious charge, yes. no further comment. we are still in trout. >> the lawyers react after the -- we're still in trial. lawyers reacts. james harrison and reginald baker are accused of beating student john mckenna. baker, a former marine and special officer with the prince dirges county's special officer unit, says he was ordered to make arrests. while his team was holding the line at knox road and rte. 1 in two malesrk, he sawe approach him. refused toat' mckenna leave the area. he repeatedly told him to get down and get away. the prosecution bases baker's action while showing the video of the beating to the jury, trying, i imagine, to get that image engrained in the minds of the jury. both men are charged with second-degree assault and misconduct. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police are searching for whoever shot a man at 9:00 this morning. at th
Oct 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
chairman and ceo lowell mcadam. hadn't done an interview with him in quite some time. we'll speak about the quarter and about sprint. interesting to note, we'll see clearwire shares down a little this morning on the news about eagle river. that's the macau entity. they bought $100 million in stock. $2.99 is what they paid. perhaps people seeing it as a ceiling. debt is more interesting here. we'll talk more about that later. as i've been reporting, this is still something that sprint does want to consolidate fully, if it can, over the next six to eight months, concomitant with its deal to be acquired 70% by softbank. >> your theory on how this story's going to end? >> i think that sprint's got a real dogfight on its hands. if you look at the verizon wireless number, going up against really powerful competitors, they'll be able to use that money to be a national footprint. they'll need clearwire. i think david was right the whole way. they're buying clearwire, all the way up to $2.75, $2.80. it looked like to get the premium didn't require nearly as much money. david n truth, if they sur
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Oct 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
in gave me hope for the future for my children. >> lowell, hello. change you can believe in got me pregnant with my second child. >> we've also had a lot of momentum, a lot more dynamic. this time he's more chill. >> i love the economy's chasing strong head headwinds. >> it's okay. i like the old stuff better. >> tell her about how all the new stuff is [bleeped]. i've been trying to tell her. >> the new sufficient is terrible. >> you can keep your current insurance plan, what is that? >> it's great. >> with the show moments away, the excitement is building. >> we're wondering who will open for obama? >> i want to see hillary clinton. >> if al gore shows up today, i'm going to lose my [bleeped] mind. >> what are you hoping to hear today? >> oh, my god. i see him. i see him. oh, my god! [screaming] oh, my god! >> oh, no, it's just a guy in a plaid shirt. >> i blew it. i'm sorry. i'm very excited. >> sorry. what were you saying? all these chumps had the wait in line, but we scored some v.i.p. passes. i couldn't wait to hear scarlet, will i am. >> hi. >> can you tell me where the v.i.p
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
of the consent calendar and secondly the lowell exterior painting and to the group and for advocating for that and thirdly i want to congratulate facilities in this consent calendar out of the $2 million in approvals 81% are minority or women owned businesses. >> thank you. >> [inaudible] >> that was aye commissioner? norton. wynns. mr. yee. seven aye's. >> thank you. item p consent calendar resolution for board and discussion and action. k1. commissioner mendoza. >> all right thank you. so i actually pulled both of these items. surprise. because they are retroactive. i am sorry to keep you here on this, but these two things are the kinds of things that make don't make a lot of sense to me, so for both items the school schedule require the work to start or the information was not finalized in time for the meeting and started august 1 and now september 25 so these kinds are the things that worry me particularly as the budget chair and for somebody who is concerned about the dollars that we spend and the commitments that we make, and there isn't a better explanation than school
Oct 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
taught for many years through the california poets in schools high schools like lowell, francis scott key elementary, and new traditions elementary school. she's currently using a baseball poetry through a graph on the san francisco giants community fund that is really creative, and i'm sure it excites the kids especially around world series time. and she's lived in the richmond district for 16 years. and i'll also call up david volpendesta. he's an author of four books of poetry, also richmond district resident. his translations have appeared in vulcan and a number of journals as well as tomorrow triumphant and clamor of innocence which he co-edited with [speaker not understood]. he also coed ted homeless not helpless, an advocate for many of our special [speaker not understood] groups. i wanted to say the third poet from the richmond, christopher could not be here with us, but we're really honored that david and susan are here with us. could you please come forward with alejandro as well? susan and david, please give us some thoughts as well. (applause) >> as they are coming up to the
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. the reception he gets from his fans tonight. fans have made their way appear to the bronx. let's see who lowell meltzer found. >> things are going to be great here. fans have been arriving to three hours ago. as far as orioles fans, they did not show off until 4:30 but although we spoke to are very excited about this huge game. it is a place the orioles have not been in nicotine years. the bronx in october. >> this is -- they have not been here for 15 years. it is relatively new for the fans. a new stadium for the yankees and a new winning attitude for the nose. -- the o's. >> i am prepared and ready. we are going to represent baltimore. >> we came up here when they played the rangers and i travel with my team. >> we are big fans. so i think that will do it. >> we ran into fans who made the 190-mile trip to support baltimore. >> my wife is a yankees fan and i hate the yankees. we went to the stadium in baltimore last year and they were giving out shirts. that is perfect to wear to a yankee playoff game. >> you are a fan for tonight. >> if they win tonight, forever. >> a good job there. it got a
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
a winning or real highlights for you. >> right now it would go out to lowell. >> he has some o's fans who were strong enough to make the trek there. >> this was a spur of the moment thing yesterday. decided let's see if we can go to the game. we were able to find tickets online. nice having a little road trip up here. getting to see the city a little bit. being here, has been awesome so far reflects i love it. at him appear when the caps play the rangers. >> the yankee stadium was not the only place to catch the game. we went down to union square in manhattan to sidebar, traditionally a ravens bar turned orioles are tonight. -- bar tonight. >> i sent an e-mail to all my ravens fans. time dissent -- change the purple to the orange. >> i love coming here every sunday. it is nice to get baltimore high school friends together and share for the game. when the orioles game in baltimore on sunday night. i tomorrow night. -- went to the orioles game in baltimore on sunday night. going tomorrow night. >> top of the tall. the orioles have the counts. one ball, zero strikes, zero outs. folks are ask
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and you do not have a ticket? lowell melser joins us. >> as we have been showing you all week, orioles fans have been here. what do you do if you are a baltimore fan and you live in new york city or are visiting and you want to watch the game on your own? we found a place on the east side of manhattan. down in union square on the lower east side is a place ravens and orioles fans need to know about whether you live in the city or are just visiting. the sidebar is are ravens are during football season and sense the orioles' seventh pick up steam, it has become an o's bar as well. >> i sent e-mail to all my ravens fans. change the purple to orange. >> the owner says he is seeing a lot of current. >> -- a lot of orange. >> we found plenty of folks from the baltimore area living in manhattan restate it is nice to find a comfortable atmosphere to watch a game. >> it is nice to cheer on your home team and not be around yankees fans. is good to be around orioles fans. >> been in new york, people gossip and around the yankees and no one really cares about the orioles. and then when the orioles
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of the university of maryland students testified in his own defense today. lowell melser is live where a judge dropped the most serious offense against the two officers. >> defense attorneys were able to convince the judge to drop the most serious charge in this case, first-degree assault, this as one of the two officers to the stand in his own defense. >> the judge did dismiss the most serious charge, yes. no further comment. we are still in trial. >> defense lawyers react following the dropping of the most serious charge in the case. happened -- one of the police officers took the stand in his own defense. he is a former marine and special officer and says he was ordered to protect the mounted unit as part of the team armed with batons and shields. while his team was holding the line at knox road and rte. 1 in college park, he says he saw two males rick t-line. refused that's mckenna to get down and get away. when he refused, he used his baton to get him into a state where the other officers could arrest them. >> the prosecution questioned his actions while showing video of the beating, most
Oct 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of maryland student during a rowdy celebration, after maryland beat duke in a basketball game. lowell melser was in the courtroom and has the latest for us, live from upper marlboro. >> the trial continued today with the second accused officer taking the stand. perhaps the most interesting if permission revealed today came from the judge presiding over the case. according to sources, a reporter asked a question about previous relationship she had. the source says that judge beverly woodard told of the attorneys involved behind closed doors that not only was she previously married to prince george's county police officer, but that that officer had been convicted of using excessive force. it prompted a three-hour delay in the case and ultimately ended with the jury being sent home early. reginald baker and james harrison are accused of beating university of maryland student john mckenna during a riot situation after maryland beat duquesne basketball back on march 3, 2010. -- after maryland beat duke in basketball. both men claim that mckenna had startled amounted officers course and was the ag
Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
,000 people had to be evacuated before sandy hit. >> now we know where lowell melser will be during the storm. >> where they collide, you get all that combination of tropical storms, some cold on the west side where the higher elevations of the amount could get some snowfall and it ends up being a mess where they collide on the mid-atlantic coast. it looks like sunday night into monday, that is the main time frame we are concerned about with our particular area. it could all change in the next 24-48 hours. here are the temperatures for today. 61 in the morning and 67 in the afternoon. mild in the mountains and on the coast, fairly uniform temperature statewide now in the 60's. many areas will stay around 60 tonight at the clouds fell in and fog redevelops. maybe a little drizzle or sprinkle tonight. high pressure off the new england coast pushing in an east wind. levy did an east wind, you can expect cloudy skies and fog. it is really cold behind this front, 32 in denver and chicago is that 75. so there is a strong temperature drop behind that front. the icloud already showing up off the caro
Oct 28, 2012 11:30pm EDT
to ocean city. lowell. >> i have to tell you, we are talking about the with the rain that is associated with this storm. we are especially feeling it here in ocean city. we are at 32nd street, outside of the hilton hotel. i have mine and a monitor here. -- i have my anamometer here. a guest will pick up -- a gust will pick up. we see sustained wind from 18 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour with wind gusts up to 50 m.p.h. as far as the surf is concerned, we're standing on the dunes. you can see the surf making its way just about to the dunes. once in awhile, the way will come in and crashed into the dunes and lyrics -- anticipating the water to creep up even higher as we head into the early hours in the monday and then the later hours of monday. it is a piercing rain that hits your face and combined with the sand is almost like this and lasting effect. he did during drafting your face and it stings. it almost feels like someone is -- you get the rain hitting your face and it stains. it almost feels like someone is putting needles into your face. way and spoke with some storm watchers o
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to hear from the governor again at 2:00. we want to go down to lowell, down in ocean city, where they have seen quite a bit happening with this storm. what is the latest? >> -- shielded by the building, cutting down on the wind flow. 30 to 40 miles per hour, i want to show you the big story in ocean city, which is the flooding. you can see the water that has come underneath these homes. certainly, flooding the first floors of these condominiums and townhouses just off the beach. we are seeing a definite storm surge associated with this storm. waves are anywhere from 9 feet to 13 feet. waves of further offshore, anywhere from 15 feet to 21 feet, breaking once again at about 9 feet to 13 feet as they come in to ocean city. as i said earlier, the big story is flooding. we attended a news conference earlier. the mayor and other emergency personnel, briefing the media on what is going on at ocean city at this point. first of all, there is flooding all along the coastal highway. i want to repeat that, flooding all along the coastal highway. we are not only getting the surge coming over the dern
Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
on and off through the day. that was the scenario and the scenario in lowell as well. now these athletes get some practice out there. but you know pumpkins, huge ones those are good. i don't know the young man's name but he's courageous, stairing down the mighty moose in caulkiesville. there he is at valley view farms. probably worth the ride to check out that one. winds from the west tonight. the october chill is coming in. it's been rather temperate the last couple days. tomorrow will be more like october. but it will warm up later in the week. we have clearing conditions to the west. the last wet weather clears out tonight. canned there be some damp spots on the road? it's possible. no new rain coming down. but there could be slick spots on the road. we're dry though tomorrow. i look for widespread sunshine and a warmup toward the middle part of the week, especially into thursday. we'll be dealing with the chill in the great lakes. we're in the 40s in cincinnati. clearing conditions throw. and just a few showers continue to get through here. primarily east of the bay. the skies will clear
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm CDT
charged with murdering his son is delayed. 40 year-old riley lowell choate is accused of beating his 13 year-old son, christian, in hammond back in 2009. he was scheduled to go on trial next tuesday, but it's now set for january seventh. the judge pushed back the start of the trial yesterday. after he allowed choate's attorney to withdraw from the case. choate's lawyer wanted to end>>a killer's remorse and regret. we hear from one of the washington dc snipers ten years to the day of when the attacks began. and a celebration turns to tragedy in hong kong two boats collide killing dozens. and the presidential candidates hole up today preparing for tomorrow's debate while thier running mates hit the campaign trail. @Ñ 0úkñÑú?p@kúwúz0(ú?(> né'húç@@o@oúw@émúó@w@? @ó@ç Ñ0=úop2@ox?ú8ú2 mvÑ@x@7@[xvúy ÷xxñ÷7x ú@çññ@vÑqpúpúuúçúó@w ?@vÑ [ female announcer ] he could be your soul mate. but first you've got to get him to say hello. new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with these 3d white products and whiten your teeth in just
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
growing up, i knew five sullys in lowell, massachusetts who would use the word professor to insult someone. this is the mentality outside of a very small, privileged community in massachusetts that scott brown is trying to appeal to. i think you saw a minute of that at his opening -- closing statement. let's play that. >> listen, i'm from here. i grew up here. i married a girl and went to school here. aside from my marriage to gail in 26 years and the birth of my two kids, being your united states senator has been the greatest honor i've had in my life. >> i'm from here. that's the message of the scott brown campaign. he's trying to make the nativist argument, which which is i know massachusetts in a wau don't. >> i grew up a few miles from lowell. i know those people, too. >> where is your accent? maybe when you run for senate -- >> the dirty secret is my parents are from connecticut, but i grew up there. i know those people and i know what scott brown is going after with that. he's spent a lot of advertising money on sports radio in massachusetts just talking about how he's a patriots fa
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
george's county officers accused of beating a student with pecans. -- with batons. lowell melser has more on the story. >> closing arguments took much of the day. the jury got the case around 3:00 this afternoon. they have only been deliberating for about two hours. the only request made so far is the jury wanted to see the video of the beating. reginald baker and james harrison now wait on the jury for a verdict. the case lasted a week. it narrowly avoided a mistrial after was revealed juggdge woodard was married to an officer present -- previously convicted of using excessive force. they were charged after beating a stupid -- student during an incident in 2010. the incident was caught on video from a nearby apartment building. both men took the stand to tell their side of the case. they say he was the aggressor and startled a mounted horse. first baker and then harrison to assist. their attorneys emphasized their clients were doing what they could to diffuse a dangerous situation. prosecutors claimed the man overreacted and the video clearly showed the officers continued to beat on mcke
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
of four debates last night in lowell, massachusetts. this hosted by umass lowell and the boston herald and moderated by our own david gregory. the two candidates clashed on topics ranging from the economy and taxes to warren's native american heritage and whether or not brown would be a stooge for a future president mitt romney. >> you support president romney -- excuse me governor romney for president, i assume? >> when it comes to dealing with the economic issues yes, absolutely. we're two different people. i'm from -- >> you would be a reliable alley when it came to his economic plan. >> on his economic plan, you said there's nobody better or i would trust more than governor romney. >> i would like to read the bills as i do. a lot of people don't read the bills down there. see how they affect massachusetts, our country and debt and deficit and vote. i am a reliable vote for the bill. >> theme of the evening, independence good, partisanship bad. >> vote about 50% with my party and 50% with the democratic party and that's a lot different than what professor warren would do to be in lo
Oct 2, 2012 10:00am PDT
by u mass lowell and moderated by david gregory. nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell live in lowell mass and there for all the action last night. this was quite a it tough debate. sharp contrast, kelly, two moments that stood out to me and first was that elizabeth warren when asked by david gregory whom would she work with she didn't realize dick lugar lost his senate primary race. let's watch. >> can you name some republicans in the senate today that you are able to work with on big issue, substantive issues that the country faces. >> probably richard lugar would be one that would come to mind. >> he's not going to be there. >> let me -- >> who else could you name, senator? >> that is a problem. >> and then scott brown, i guess he couldn't figure out whether he wanted to go right or left when asked about the supreme court. >> who's your model supreme court justice? >> let me see. here that's a great question. i think justice scalia is a very good judge, justice kennedy. justice kennedy is, obviously, very good and justice roberts. justice sew mow meyer. >> what was your i
Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, correspondent lowell bergman and the new york times investigate the battle over "the card game." >> bergman: 20 years ago, credit cards were a stable, profitable part of the banking industry. but then, a brash new player arrived on the scene who would help change everything, turning a relatively staid business into a multi billion-dollar bonanza. it was a company called providian financial, and its former ceo lives here in this estate modeled after the white house. his name is shailesh metha, and since he left providian, he has never agreed, until now, to be interviewed about the company. >> providian was a very profitable business. we made over $180 million quarterly profit. >> bergman: almost a billion dollars a year. >> we were making a billion dollars a year. >> bergman: in profit. >> in profit before tax. >> bergman: and while providian was successful, their name would become synonymous with the tricks and traps that have entangled so many credit card customers. it made you the poster boy for what's wrong with credit cards. >> it made us the poster boy. we were the poster boy, correct. >>
Oct 2, 2012 2:30am PDT
, at the university of massachusetts in lowell. it was the second of four scheduled debates as a new poll from "the boston globe" shows 18% of massachusetts voters still undecided and with warren holding a lead. right out of the gate, moderator david gregory asked about the controversy around elizabeth warren's claim to native american heritage. >> i never used the information about our native american heritage to get any advantage, not to apply to college, not to apply to law school, and not to get hired for any job. i was listed in a directory as -- i listed myself as native american. i was listed there. it's part of who i am. >> do you consider yourself a minority? >> i consider myself as having a native american background. that's what i said. that's what i am. >> no one is questioning what her parents told her when she was younger or all the way through that time frame. but when she was asked by "the boston herald" why is harvard touting her as a woman of color, a minority, a woman of color, she said she didn't know. and then after five weeks of misleading the papers and the reporters, she sai
Oct 17, 2012 5:30am PDT
of new student recreation building across campus on the north side next to the lowel high school. we are working with sfta and san francisco state on the approach. the sfta would like to weigh in. there is a immediatal scheduled to clarify and address the concerns. also we want to verify this is ready to enter design in fiscal year 12-13 and determine which agency should lead. san francisco state has indicated it would be open to the sfmta or sf state delivering the project. the sfmta has expressed concerns over the ut mcallisters improvement project and working to schedule all meeting on that with uc-hastings -- yes. [ laughter] >> i'm glad to know i'm not the only one thinking that thought. who is going to be working with uc-hastings? >> sfmta. >> thank you. >> okay. i was even thinking it. i'm sorry. i mentioned the next week we are looking to schedule meeting between sfmta, other departments to determine what the agencies might have with delivering and bring updates to the next programs committee meeting. other projects in this project simply dropped out, not recommended for fund
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
facilities by assigning grades that would be in full view of patrons. lowell melser joins us with more on that. >> you may have seen in places like los angeles where you walk into an establishment and there is a sign there that tells you how clean the establishment is you are walking into. now baltimore city, there is a council that once to bring the idea here. the lunch rush is in full swing. not much has changed since the owner's family of any place in the late 1940's. when asked about a new proposal to assign grades concerning health inspections, he told us why change a system that already works? >> the health department does their job. is the place should be closed down, it is close down. i do not see what the grades really mean in reality. >> the bottom line is the citizens deserve to know the conditions of the places where they eat the thing right now, they cannot do that. >> the idea comes from councilmen -- cancel man -- councilman ran and scott. he got the idea from restaurants in north carolina where, he says, all restaurants had been inspection grade in full view. >> that is
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for tonight's game. lowell melser joins us live from yankee stadium. take us through the last 15 hours. the atmosphere now leading up to this evening's game. >> talking about the game before yesterday where the yankees had this thing wrapped up, it was a totally different atmosphere with a lot of somber yankees fans. here is a copy of "the new york daily news." yankees ball to the orioles in the 13th. this is a do or die game today. these fans have come in from all over the place, boston, new hampshire, upstate, even florida. >> orioles fans leaving the stadium among a sea of ejected yankees fans after the orioles took in game four in extra innings. the atmosphere totally different down the night before. >> it was quiet. yankee fans were not saying anything. >> 7 in working to come over here. -- definitely worth it. >> game 5 is here and they are back in full force and not letting up. >> i have my orange rallied towel and i'm all ready to go. let's go o's. you know i have my 2012 postseason sweatshirt on. i'm so excited. >> have waited my whole life for this. i told my boss last night
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a link to that on our website, lowell melser your, wbal-tv 11 news. >> in tonight's commitment 2012 update, you are about to see and hear a firestorm of political ads in the next three weeks. >> many of them will be about the same sex marriage referendum. now question 6 is getting the official stamp of approval from the naacp. organization officials rallied in support of same-sex marriage in maryland and have begun to launch ads on the issue. the group is saying supporting same-sex marriages the right thing to do, and that same-sex marriages another fight for civil rights. >> at the end of the day, it is about full equality, using the same terminology, the same application of law, the same appreciation for the protections that the constitution allows us. >> today's announcement comes at an important time in the campaign, when ads from opponent on the issue are beginning to air. those ads argue that limiting marriage to a man and woman have served society well for thousands of years. new polls today show the race for the white house is tight and the tipping. could b
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